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Fraud Alert: Scammers Pose as CSLB Staff, Demand Money Over Phone

Jul 29, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

July 28, 2021 The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has learned of phone scams targeting CSLB licensees. In the scheme, an individual falsely identifying themselves as an employee of CSLB demands a license “activation” fee of up to $500 be paid immediately over the phone or the license will be cancelled. Please be advised that […]

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Life science facilities booming

Jul 22, 2021 (0) comment , ,

Although demand exceeds supply, there are a number of challenges for players looking to enter the space. Demand continues to exceed supply as more players express interest in the life sciences sector, according to industry analysts. “As we look forward, there’s nothing in our data that shows any change in the positive momentum that we’re […]

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6 multifamily building failures and the changes they produced

Jul 15, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

Past building disasters have led to enhanced codes and safety improvements for the construction of condos, hotels and other residential structures. As rescuers sift through the debris of the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida, officials were hoping to find more survivors but now, they have shifted gears to finding […]

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5 strategies construction firms use to lower their taxes

Jul 08, 2021 (0) comment , , , , ,

From depreciation and carrying forward losses to research and development credits, public contractors rely on an array of tactics to help minimize tax bills.   A recent construction industry analysis revealed that public construction firms’ effective federal tax rates are among the lowest of any sector. The 19 largest profitable firms in the industry paid […]

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25 Quotes From American Leaders to Celebrate This 4th of July

Jul 01, 2021 (0) comment , ,

The 4th of July means more than great BBQ, fireworks, and spending time with friends and family. For me the 4th is a celebration of American leadership. No matter your political beliefs it’s hard to dispute that the United States is a leader in the world. As Ronald Reagan said, we cannot escape our destiny, […]

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The Boring Co. adds new tunnel width for freight projects

Jul 01, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: The Boring Co. is working on wider tunnels designed to transport large amounts of freight, Bloomberg reported. The new tunnels would be 21 feet in diameter, compared to the 12-foot-diameter tunnels TBC has built thus far. To date, the Elon Musk-owned company has focused on building tunnels to transport passengers, although moving freight has […]

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7 parallels between sport and entrepreneurship

Jun 24, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

Analogies between sports and business abound. Are people who excel at sports better at business? Sometimes they are. And it’s no coincidence. After all sports can develop habits that help business leaders succeed. Here are 7 striking parallels between sport and entrepreneurship.   Tolerance for fear and uncertainty – Starting a business, asking for funding for […]

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Lumber Prices Are Falling Fast, Turning Hoarders Into Sellers

Jun 17, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

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Prices have dropped from record highs, spurred by the economic reopening and potentially pointing to an eventual return to normalcy Lumber at a Home Depot store in Doral, Fla., last month. Lumber futures hit a record high in early May. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images   Lumber prices are falling back to Earth. Futures for July […]

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Why lumber prices are spiking

Jun 03, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

An economist expects the labor part of the sawmill problem to start resolving itself later this year, but expects prices to remain high into 2022.     If a tree falls in the woods, how much is it worth? Right now, in a market with a lumber shortage, a lot. Lumber prices have spiked this […]

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Baltimore contractor pilots low-carbon concrete product

Jun 03, 2021 (0) comment , ,

  Permission granted by EcoPact  Brief: A Baltimore contractor is trying out a new concrete formulation that’s designed to cut the material’s embodied carbon by 40% compared to ordinary Portland cement-based concrete, according to the product’s maker. Baltimore-based Belfast Valley Contractors is using EcoPact on Georgetown University’s 55 H Street 12-story residence hall, the first major Washington, […]

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